Dr. John I. Meakin
Former CSRO, Burberry
Dr. John I. Meakin is a specialist in information and systems security with 30 years’ experience. He retired as the Chief Security & Risk Officer at Burberry in mid-2017 and for the past few years has advised various business on cyber risk, including acting as interim Chief Information Security Officer at GlaxoSmithKline throughout 2018 and now at Equiniti plc. Prior to Burberry he was Chief Security Officer for the luxury goods conglomerate Richemont International SA in Geneva, with oversight of physical, information and cyber security. Previously, he has built and led security functions in a range of Banks, notably the Royal Bank of Scotland, Dresdner Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. He has also been Chief Information Security Officer of BP and Reuters. He has a Ph.D. in experimental solid-state physics from Cambridge University. When not fighting the good fight for better cyber security he plays five-a-side footie and classical music and jazz.